Lots of nonsense being spoken about a/ The possibility of a SECOND Scottish referendum on Independence and b/The likelihood of such a referendum leading to Scotland leaving the UK.
Let’s just nail this one. shall we? First, the authority to hold any such referendum lies with Westminster, not the SNP. It’s quite clear that a majority of MP’s at Westminster are against any such referendum. The Scottish people spoke two year ago and said NO. End of.
Now Sturgeon is using the result of the EU referendum to shill for another Referendum in Scotland. I believe she is doing this knowing that the entire basis of SNP rule is to keep haranguing Westminster whilst she and her ilk posture as Scottish patriots.
I think her fox should not be shot.
The NEW UK PM should spell the following out;
The Bank of England will not underwrite any “Scottish Pound” she choose to keep agitating for “Independence”
Her Majesty should make it clear that she would not be the head of a foreign and hostile SNP State.
Two EU countries have come out yesterday and stated they would BLOCK Scottish entry to the EU
The EU has stated any new country seeking to join it must adopt the Euro. This would spell economic disaster for Scotland and the SNP know it
And finally, the SNP plans for “Independence” are financially predicated on the rewards of North Sea Oil at around $116 a barrel. It is currently $50/barrel.
I know lots of people who live in the North of England who are utterly sick of SNP begrudgery. I think they would vote for Scotland to leave just to get rid of them! But as a Unionist, I want our kingdom to stay united!
One-way Racism? By social media blogger Matthew Speaks
“Back in March it was reported on Politics Blog politics.co.uk that Sadiq Khan said “London’s transport authority is far too dominated by white men”
It reported that there are currently 13 white men on the Transport for London board and just three women. Sadiq said he would ensure the board better reflected the “diversity” of Londoners if he became mayor. And guess what, he did become Mayor. Which shows how London has and is changing when a Muslim becomes the Mayor of Britain’s Capital City.
Sadiq clearly made a racist comment here, or at least I felt that he did. If a white person had made comments that there were too many blacks or Muslims on the board and in Britain, you can guarantee that they would have been arrested.
Well then, I am exhausted. Like a true political anorak, I sat up all last night to watch coverage of the EU Referendum. I saw the sun come up, going to bed around 5.30am k knowing that amazingly, the people of the UK had voted to LEAVE the rancid EU.
It IS a political earthquake. Already, David Cameron has said he will step down as Prime Minister in the early Autumn. The Remain camp are in shock. A no confidence motion in Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been raised! What fun.
Going around the four parts of the UK, England and Wales voted to LEAVE, whilst Scotland and N.Ireland voted to stay. In the aftermath, the Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she will move legislation to have a SECOND referendum on Scottish Independence whilst the Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has demanded a referendum on Irish unity. Neither will happen. Westminster decides on both and neither set of nationalists will be indulged. In a way it’s a shame because with North Sea Oil at $50/barrel, Scotland would become like Venezuela with midges very quickly!
I am DELIGHTED we are leaving. It will take time and be gradual. There will be no mega-shocks. The FTSE stock exchange finished the week where it started the week, so much for financial armageddon.
This decision will have massive consequences elsewhere. The EU is panicking that the domino effect may bring their whole toxic project down. I am told Merkel has responded by weeping in public. I feel her pain.
Delighted that Donald Trump has been in the UK today and had welcomed OUR decision. As you know Obama and Hillary Clinton intervened in our affairs and said we should remain. We ignored that.
Britain is a proud outward looking trading Nation. June 23rd was Independence Day!
IT’S fair to say I’m a happy bunny right now. I remember boring people rigid at university about “Europe” back in the Maastricht days. That’s a quarter of a century ago. That’s at least how long the flames have been flickering. A nation once again, the beers cooling in the fridge, the most epic butthurt on BBC radio all day, international rugby in the morning, and the football to follow. It does not get any better than that, people!
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IT’S been quite a day. As the clock moved past midnight the experts were calling it for Remain and Nigel Farage was throwing in the towel. What followed, and is following, is truly momentous, a rare day which moves history in a new direction.
SITREP: Brexit won; Cameron has resigned and will stand down this summer; Sturgeon’s dander is up, calling for another Joxit referendum; and Jeremy Corbyn faces a leadership challenge as Labour MPs issue a vote of no confidence.
Well, that escalated quickly.
There’s much more to come. The prospects for individual politicians are neither here nor there, but the fallout from Brexit will last years and will affect every corner of Europe. It’s for good reason that the elites fear what they call “contagion”. Parties of the Left and Right are rising across the continent, fuelled by discontent, high immigration and chronic economies.
Our best hope now is that sensible, calm heads rule, everyone takes a deep breath and takes the weekend off. Everything will be fine as long as people stay calm and don’t do anything silly.
BEAUTIFUL words from Brendan O’Neill. Like him, I too am feeling the solidarity. I’m pretty sure that Remain will win the vote and in the process lose it for Britons. But the verdict of history is clear; we have right and justice on our side and one day we will win back our birthrights.
They’re voting all over the United Kingdom today, in what will be of the most important plebiscites in all of British and European history.
Here’s hoping that the winning margin will be sizable either way. A nail biter would not be good.
There are valid points to be made on both the Leave and Remain sides. A lot of those points have been made here, along with the hogwash about the Death Star EUSSRs or the allegation that all trade will cease once the ” racist ” English ” turn their backs on Europe “.
There was a time when there was an assertive Irish nationalism that demanded that Ireland be independent once more, that it be free to run all of its its own affairs, entirely sovereign in its own lands. Perhaps those Irish that believed in this once, or those that believe in it now, may have some degree of sympathy for those British – of all the peoples on the earth – who tonight hope to be a ” nation once again “.
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